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  • Philosophy – International

    Changsha WES Academy(CWA) is the first and only international school in Hunan Province that uses English as the primary language of instruction. Currently, we offer an international curriculum for children from ages 3 to 19. We have been approved as an International School by the PRC Ministry of Education and we are an accredited member of the Council of International Schools(CIS). ln May 2014, the International Baccalaureate Organization authorized us as a Primary Years Programme, International Baccalaureate(IB) World School. All IB World Schools share a common philosophy of a commitment to high quality, challenging, and international education which we believe is important for our students.

    长沙玮希国际学校国际部是湖南省唯一一所采用英语为主要教学语言,主要招收外籍人士子女及海归人才子女的学校。目前,长沙玮希国际学校已经成为一所覆盖幼儿园、小学、初中和高中四个阶段,为3-19岁学生提供完整、专业的国际课程的学校。长沙玮希国际学校是经中国教育部正式批准的一所国际学校,也是世界国际学校委员会的成员之一。

    International Section Curriculum

    Teachers provide a guided inquiry-based approach to learning using the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework of five essential elements: knowledge,concepts,skills,attitudes,and action.

    English Language for oral, written and visual communication
    Chinese Language for first and second language learners
    Mathematics
    Transdisciplinary
    Units of Inquiry,
    which include a focus on Social Studies and Science
    The Arts Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts
    PSPE Personal, Social and Physical Education
    ICT Information and Communication Technologies


    Six transdisciplinary themes

    1. Who we are
    2. Where we are in place and time
    3. How we express ourselves
    4. How the world works
    5. How we organise ourselves
    6. Sharing the planet

    The CWA Middle School Programme, designed for students aged 11 to 14,encourages them to become critical and reflective thinkers. It also emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. In the Middle School, our students study in seven subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences mathematics, arts ,and physical / health education. The Middle School Programme aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self, and responsibility in their community, with appropriate attention to:

    Teaching and learning in context
    Conceptual understanding
    Approaches to learning (ATL)
    Service as action(community service)
    Language and identity


    Six global contexts

    1. Identities and relationships
    2. Personal and cultural identity
    3. Orientations in space and time
    4. Scientific and technical innovation
    5. Fairness and development
    6. Globalization and sustainability

    Eight subject areas

    1. Language Acquisition
    2. Language and Literature
    3. Individuals and Societies
    4. Mathematics
    5. Design
    6. Arts
    7. Sciences
    8. Physical and Health Education

    International High School Program

    The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

    In Grades 9 and 10 IHSP students follow a range balanced and demanding two year courses leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). This system is based on the British General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) where students are examined in a broad range of subjects at the age of sixteen. The International version of the GCSE originated with the University of Cambridge Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) and is ideal for such a culturally diverse school such as IHSP.

    The International Advanced Level Examinations (A Levels)

    Our students are enrolled onto our A-level courses in Grade 11 and will complete them at the end of Grade 12.  A Levels are an excellent foundation for their applications to a university. Universities value this qualification due to the high standard of content and skills needed to pass the final examinations.

    Students normally pick the three (or four) subjects that they are most interested in and then follow an intensive programme of study for those subjects.  At CWA we currently offer 9 different subjects from Mathematics to Art.  At the end of the two year period students are entered for the relevant examinations. These examinations are prepared, and marked by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), who subsequently issue the grades. These, therefore, are external public examinations.

    We are a candidate school for IBDP, and we hope the first student to start IBDP in August 2019. The IB Diploma Programme has emerged as the single truly international pre-university high school programme,which includes three core courses and six subjects. It is generally recognized as an excellent educational system.

    Three core courses

    1. TOK – Theory of knowledge
    2. EE – Extended essay
    3. CAS – Creativity, activity, service

    Six subject groups

    1. Studies in language and literature
    2. Language acquisition
    3. Individuals and societies
    4. Sciences
    5. Mathematics
    6. Arts

    To enrol on this course you would be joining CWA in Grade 10. The main focus of this programme is to boost our students English level so that they can study at IHSP in English. This course is an excellent foundation for students to prepare for studying A Levels (or IBDP) in Grades 11 and 12. Students who follow this programme will study Mathematics, English, Chinese, Art and Design, and Science. The structure of these courses is such that students will be ready to study a course which is recognised by international universities. At the end of the year students will take for examinations to assess their progress and suitability for which courses in Grade 11.

    国际部课程设置

    我们的老师根据国际文凭组织的小学项目课程(PYP )体系框架里的五大方面: 知识,概念,技能,态度及行动,采用质询探索的教学方式来引导学生学习。

    英 语 包括口语,写作及视觉交流课程
    中 文 为中文为第一语言或第二语言学习者而设
    数 学
    跨学科探究主题 包括社会学及科学课程
    艺 术 包括舞蹈,戏剧,音乐,视觉艺术课程
    PSPE 个性化教育、社交教育和体育
    信息技术类 包括现代信息与通信技术课程


    六大超学科主题

    1. 我们是谁
    2. 我们所处什么时空
    3. 我们如何表达自己
    4. 世界如何运作
    5. 我们如何组织自己
    6. 共享地球

    长沙玮希学校的中学项目课程是专为11岁-16岁的青少年设计,旨在鼓励学生们成为具有辩证思想的反思者。此项目强调对智力的开发和挑战,鼓励学生将传统学科知识与现实世界进行沟通与应用。在中学部,我们的学生将潜心钻研七个学科组的课程,包括:语言习得、语言文学、人文学科、科学、数学、艺术、体育与健康教育。中学项目课程旨在通过对以下各方面的重点关注来帮助学生在他们的团体中发展个人的理解力,自我意识和责任心:

    教学和学习环境
    概念理解
    学习方法
    服务行动(社区服务)
    语言与身份


    六大全球背景

    1. 特征/认同和关系
    2. 个人表达和文化表达
    3. 时空定位
    4. 科学与技术的创新
    5. 公平与发展
    6. 全球化和可持续发展

    八大学科

    1. 语言习得
    2. 语言与文学
    3. 人文
    4. 数学
    5. 设计
    6. 艺术
    7. 科学
    8. 体育与健康

    国际高中项目

    剑桥国际普通中等教育证书(IGCSE

    长沙玮希国际高中项目为九年级和十年级的学生提供两年制的综合课程,学生通过考试获得IGCSE证书。IGCSE以英国普通中等教育(GCSE)为基础,即GCSE的国际课程,是由剑桥大学考试委员会(UCLES)研发的,非常适合作为多元化的国际学校的高中课程项目。

    英国普通中等教育文凭考试高级水平课程(A Level

    我们的学生在十一年级和十二年级进行为期两年的A Level课程学习。报考A Level对学生申请大学十分有利,因为通过A Level考试需要很高的知识和技能要求。A level课程毕业的学生十分受世界上各大学的欢迎。

    A Level学生通常会选择最感兴趣的三到四门科目进行学习。我们学校目前提供9个科目供学生选择,从数学到艺术等科目都有。两年的A Level课程学习之后,学生需要参加由CIE(剑桥考试中心)提供的相关考试,并由CIE进行评分和颁发证书。

    我们是国际文凭组织高中文凭项目(IBDP)的候选学校,我们希望2019年8月能够有第一批学生开始挑战IBDP课程。IB高中文凭课程,是目前全球含金量最高、最被全球知名大学认可的大学预科课程。IBDP课程的大纲包括三门核心课程和六个组别的学科课程。

    三大核心课程

    1. 认识论
    2. 专题论文
    3. 创意、行动与服务

    六大组别学科

    1. 语言A1(母语)与世界文学
    2. 语言习得(母语以外的现代语言)
    3. 个体与社会学(历史、地理、经济学、哲学、心理学等)
    4. 科学学科(物理、化学、生物、设计、计算机、环境系统等)
    5. 数学(数学高等级、高等数学标准等级、数学研究、数学法等)
    6. 艺术学科(视觉艺术、音乐、戏剧、电影和舞蹈等)

    学习高中预备基础课程的学生将是入读长沙玮希国际学校十年级的学生。该课程旨在提高学生的英语水平,以便学生能够适应国际高中项目的全英文教学环境。该课程对准备进入A Level(或IBDP)的学生来说是非常理想的基础课程。学生主要学习数学、英语、中文、艺术与设计以及科学等科目。十年级结束时,学生需要参加考试,以评估其学习水平,从而确认十一年级的适读课程。